TOPIC: NORTHWEST TERRITORIES

Most of N.W.T. under extreme fire danger, wildfire still burning near Wrigley

Nearly the entire N.W.T. is, or will be, under extreme fire danger, as hot and dry temperatures continue into next week.

Rain in N.W.T. helping manage Wrigley wildfire, Yukon sees 21 more fires in 24 hours

There's relief among community members in Wrigley, N.W.T. after rain dampened a nearby wildfire threatening the community.
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Indigenous Summer Games underway in Yellowknife

About 120 athletes from across the north are competing in the Indigenous Summer Games. Events combine endurance and pain tolerance that are centuries old and were designed to showcase skills used to survive on the land.

Northern scholar wants to make land claim agreements more reader-friendly

Marlisa Brown's policy research paper looks at the current resources in place aimed at helping people better understand self-government agreements and gives policy recommendations to further support this.

Addressing mental health, social anxiety could help Yellowknife's graduation rate improve, say youth

Two youth surveys later, a group of teens in Yellowknife have gathered data on why some high school students struggle to graduate — and they have some ideas for what can be done to address that.

'My Indigenous identity is what keeps me grounded,' says Yellowknifer celebrating law degree

Amelia Harman of Yellowknife just graduated from law school at the University of Calgary. "My Indigenous identity is what keeps me grounded," she said of the challenging and rewarding experience.

Jury makes 38 recommendations during inquest into Indigenous woman's death while in custody

Inmates phoning loved ones shouldn't be viewed as a privilege, the jury says.

Hay River man sentenced to 11 years for manslaughter in the death of Alex Norwegian

Levi Cayen was sentenced to 11 years for manslaughter and seven years for robbery to be served concurrently. He is the last of four to be sentenced related to the death of Alex Norwegian. Norwegian was robbed, beaten and left to die on a remote road near Hay River, N.W.T., on Dec. 27, 2017.

Canada and Iceland celebrate 75 years of diplomatic ties with book exchange in Whitehorse

Canada and Iceland marked 75 years of diplomatic ties with book exchange and reading in Whitehorse.
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N.W.T. Indigenous Summer Games begin today in Yellowknife

The 2022 Indigenous Summer Games kick off in Yellowknife Thursday, with about 120 athletes coming to town for the competition. The sporting competition is a celebration of traditional games and Indigenous people and culture, says event manager.

Sports leaders top list of new Order of Canada appointees

Canadian sports icons including Stacey Allaster, Donovan Bailey and Angela James are among the 85 new appointees to the Order of Canada this year.

Focus should be on rehabilitation, says Levi Cayen's lawyer during sentencing hearing

Defence lawyer Alan Regel argued Levi Cayen should be sentenced to time served and 18 months of probation. He said a federal sentence would be "counterproductive," expose Cayen to “bad influences” and further isolate him from his family.

Wildfire between Wrigley and Fort Simpson still not a threat to residents, says environment department

The wildfire is about six kilometres north of the Willowlake River and 40 kilometres south of Wrigley and has shut down Highway 1 between kilometre markers 553 and 690.

Damages escalate as vandalism at Inuvik's new welcome centre continues

Hours after CBC News posted a story about vandalism at Inuvik's new welcome centre, the damage got worse. "There's broken shattered glass all over the boardwalk," said Jackie Challis, Inuvik's director of economic development and tourism.

Disaster assistance plan announced nearly 2 months after 'unprecedented damage' in Hay River

The Northest Territories government held a virtual briefing on Tuesday, outlining its disaster assistance plan for Hay River and the K'atl'odeeche First Nations Reserve.

Nahanni Butte, N.W.T., cheers new post office that puts an end to piling mail on planes

After sharing a postal code with Fort Simpson for her entire life, Marlene Matou said a unique postal code for Nahanni Butte will put her small N.W.T. community on the map.

Hay River man should serve 15 years for manslaughter, says Crown; victim's family lays out impact of crime

During the second day of a sentencing hearing for Levi Cayen, Crown prosecutor Duane Praught argued Cayen should be given a 10-year sentence for robbery and 15 years for manslaughter in the death of Alex Norwegian.

Tsiigehtchic ferry fully reopens as water levels subside and N.W.T. gov't takes the reins again

Lawrence Norbert of Tsiigehtchic, N.W.T., said he and other residents were getting concerned in mid-June when the ferry connecting the hamlet to other communities had still not opened. 

'It's a mess': Inuvik's welcome centre defaced and vandalized in days after opening

Broken tables, chairs and locks; a damaged display board and even a pile of faeces dropped outside an entrance. Since the opening of the Inuvik Welcome Centre just days ago, an official says there has been multiple instances of vandalism there.

Fort Simpson woman still struggling with disaster assistance program

After last year’s devastating floods destroyed her businesses in Fort Simpson, N.W.T., Laverna Martel-Harvey received $300,000 in disaster assistance funding. Now she may have to pay it back.

Herb Norwegian will be the new Dehcho grand chief

The election took place on day two of the 29th Dehcho Annual Assembly underway this week in Fort Simpson, N.W.T., during the Grand Chief Candidates forum.

Visit 8 stunning Canadian landscapes from your couch: documentary road trip

From BC’s magical Spotted Lake to the world’s highest tides in NB, Canada’s amazing natural beauty is showcased in documentaries on CBC Gem

'One foot in the bush … one foot in the city': New boat to open up land programming at Délı̨nę school

A $100,000 KingFisher boat will be the key to more cultural programming at Ehtseo Ayha School. "We want to get as many kids out experiencing the culture, the tradition … as we can," says the school's principal.

How to watch Canada Day 2022 on CBC

After two years of virtual celebrations, CBC viewers can watch the Canada Day in the Capital, live from its new site the LeBreton Flats in Ottawa

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